Why is being able to give a good talk is important?

You need to give talks

a) to communicate what you have discovered
b) to obtain feedback
c) to advertise yourself
  (every talk is a potential job talk)
d) and to better understand things by trying to explain them to others

Being able to give a good talk is possibly the most important of the survival skills you will learn in graduate school.

Copyright 1995
Tutis Vilis
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
University of Western Ontario
London Ontario Canada

Created 28 Sept 1995
Last updated 10 January 2007
Comments welcome: tutis.vilis@schulich.uwo.ca